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Monument Creek SCT/Preble’s Meadow Jumping Mouse

Preble's Meadow Jumping Mouse
About the Site Conservation Team
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is taking a new approach to threatened and endangered species conservation through locally formed Site Conservation Teams (SCTs). The Monument Creek SCT is part of an effort to ensure collaborative conservation and recovery of the Preble’s meadow jumping mouse (Preble’s mouse), a threatened species listed under the Endangered Species Act.

SCTs are multidisciplinary teams that include representation from local landowners, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. The Monument Creek SCT aims to work with the local community to achieve the best solutions for people and the Preble’s mouse within the Monument Creek Watershed, including the main stem of Monument Creek from the Town of Monument in the north south to Colorado Springs and its associated eastern and western tributaries.

The Preble’s mouse is only found along the Front Range of Colorado and Southern Wyoming in riparian areas below 7,600 feet. Fortunately, suitable habitat for the Preble’s mouse exists in the Monument Creek watershed because of compatible land management.

To learn more about the Preble’s mouse, visit the USFWS web site, or check out a Preble’s mouse in action in this video.
To learn more about the SCT, including how local landowners and community members can participate in Preble’s mouse conservation, contact a team member.
For information about the Monument Creek watershed, including the extents of this SCT’s geography, see the maps and the Colorado Natural Heritage Program’s Monument Creek Landscape Assessment.

Contact Us

Dr. Clark Jones
Co-Chairperson
U.S. Air Force
Phone: (719) 556-3379
Email: clark.jones.7@us.af.mil

Dr. Kellie Kuhn
Co-Chairperson
U.S. Air Force Academy
Phone: (719) 333-4564
Email: Kellie.Kuhn@afacademy.af.edu

Kristin Salamack
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Phone: (303) 236-4748
Email: kristin_salamack@fws.gov

Dr. Brian Mihlbachler
U.S. Air Force Academy
Phone: (719) 333-3308
Email: brian.mihlbachler@us.af.mil